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Jul 16, 2018 S D Rodrian
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I first came to the U.S. from Cuba on January 5, 1958 because Castro's rebels were threatening war around my hometown of Holguin in Eastern Cuba and my mother had had enough of it: Off we went to the U.S. where her older sister and her husband had lived for some time. Then back to Cuba in 1960 after Batista fled so we could enjoy the freedom & democracy Castro promised us... only to have to return to the U.S. in 1962 as desperate & stateless refugees from the scourge of communism: As a...
Topics: Beethoven String Quartets, Budapest String Quartet, Josef Roisman, Alexander Schneider, Boris...
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This music has been heard in a number of Hollywood's classic horror movies. This is both reasonable & very understandable: There is a lot of over-the-top human passion and overwhelming emotions everywhere in this work--Murder, brutality, inhumanity course among the sublime themes which bravely attempt to balance them like strangling snakes. In fact, I cannot even imagine a Hollywood horror movie depicting more dread, panic, pain, and sheer distress than those we hear in Swan Lake. I do not...
Topic: Tchaikovsky,Swan Lake,Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops,Alfred Krips,Martin Hoherman
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Dorati's version is not only most people's favorite (mine too), but it's still unsurpassed. It's not made for the dancers but for us listeners, for the lovers of music rather than those who like to watch the ballet... so we could close our eyes and appreciate/understand the powerful drama and emotional impact of the music in & of itself. Here are my original LPs from way back when the world was young: I wore them out with overuse & could not listen to them for a long while, then new...
Topics: Antal Dorati, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
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It never takes long to understand that the music one is listening to is by Bach. While other composers may require all "the full completeness" of an entire piece to convey its greatness, note by note Bach's language is always uniquely imprinted with the telltale ever unrivalled confidence of his musical genius: From the first couple of notes Bach knows where he is headed, and we know he's not getting lost--wherever that is. Even Mozart sometimes needed a while to make it to this level...
Topics: Szymon Goldberg, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Hubert Barwahser, Janny van Wering
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Sep 12, 2017 S D Rodrian
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Brahms's symphonies are like the four massive movements of one single immense masterpiece: Taken together they follow in character the classical symphony's four movement plan whether by chance or design--which might explain why Brahms was satisfied writing only four of them; as well as why after struggling for so long over his 1st, Brahms then quickly followed it with the other three. [In fact, nothing sounds more like a reluctant goodbye than the last movement of the 4th.] They are his Mass in...
Topics: Brahms, Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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This battered 60-years old 1958 LP (recorded in 1956) comes from a time when just about every stereo recording made was a technical experiment. Yet even constrained as it must be by the technology of that time this one holds up as one of the best not just because of a competent London Symphony Orchestra but also because of the great maestro Pierre Monteux, whose interpretations here I don't think have often been surpassed even after all this time: As a young teen I used to listen to choice bits...
Topics: Pierre Monteux, 1956 London Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty (excerpts)
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Jul 18, 2016 S D Rodrian
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These are precious recordings salvaged from ancient & abused LPs by recently made available computer technology (of course they're compromised). [Although the originals may be in the Public Domain in Cuba, Britain & elsewhere, they may not so be in the USA & elsewhere.] Please note that my engineered/edited (to emphasize the voice) versions are also not in Public Domain. More than Celia Cruz, La Orquesta Aragón, Lecuona, Ñico Membiela, Perez Prado, Beny Moré, or even the...
Topics: Miguel Matamoros, Antonio María Romeu, Cuban song, danzón, guajira, montuna, bolero, son...
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Jul 12, 2016 S D Rodrian
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As I now listen to music only through headphones it is annoying to hear monaural recordings for any length of time. Therefore I adapted my old Caruso recordings to simulate stereo. And, as long as I was here, I also reduced the ancient noise built-into them as well. It did affect Caruso's tone a might, but perfection is a distant achievement yet for human beings: the important thing to me is that I can now listen to this greatest of singers without having to take an aspirin afterwards. [Note...
Topics: opera, arias, Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, Faure, Rossini
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Jun 20, 2016 Mr. S D Rodrian
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Bach's Great Mass in B Minor is probably the one composition which is considered by the most music lovers to be the greatest ever written by anyone. I for one agree. And of all the performances and interpretations I have ever heard of this great work this old recording remains my favorite--It is controversial 'out there' because Shaw interprets the music as if the score had been written by a contemporary and just handed to him (no period instrument or other nonsensical self-restrictions which...
Topics: Bach's Mass in B Minor, Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra,Adele Addison, Saramae Endich, Florence...
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Jun 20, 2016 Mr. S D Rodrian
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When I was a kid in school sometimes passages from these symphonies would play in my imagination as if Beethoven himself were speaking to me directly. Such incomparable perfection! But then I would get this feeling that I might have heard that same perfection already in Ormandy's recordings at some hearing: "Can't be." So certain was I that such an exceptional agreement with Beethoven's intentions could come only straight from him that I would rush home to my old record player where,...
Topics: Beethoven Symphonies, Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Mormon Tabernacle Choir,...
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Jun 15, 2006 Mr. S D Rodrian
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Beethoven Works For Piano Interpreted by S D Rodrian
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Jun 5, 2006 Mr. S D Rodrian
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J S Bach Organ Favorites Interpreted by S D Rodrian
Topic: organ,church organ,baroque
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May 13, 2006 Mr. S D Rodrian
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The Complete Piano Sonatas of W A Mozart (19) interpreted by S D Rodrian
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May 13, 2006 Mr. S D Rodrian
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The French Suites for Keyboard of J. S. Bach interpreted by S D Rodrian
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May 13, 2006 Mr. S D Rodrian
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J S Bach's Keyboard Toccatas interpreted by S D Rodrian
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May 13, 2006 Mr. S D Rodrian
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The Keyboard Partitas of J S Bach interpreted by S D Rodrian
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May 13, 2006 Mr. S D Rodrian
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J S Bach's "Art of The Variation" (commonly known as "The Goldberg Variations").
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Topics: keyboard, bach, variations, aria
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May 13, 2006 Mr. S D Rodrian
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J S Bach's Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue for Keyboard
Topics: Bach, keyboard, fantasy, fugue
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Oct 9, 2005 Mr. S D Rodrian
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Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 Interpreted by S D Rodrian
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Topic: Classic Piano
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Oct 9, 2005 Mr. S D Rodrian
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Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 Interpreted by S D Rodrian
Topic: Classic Piano
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Oct 6, 2005 S D Rodrian
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The 21 Piano Nocturnes of Chopin Interpreted by S D Rodrian
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Topics: Classic Piano, Chopin, Romantic Music